The 2020 Indy 500 race is upon us, taking place on Sunday, August 23 with coverage guaranteed by NBC at 1 pm ET. For those of you who prefer, hoping on the NBC Sports app could provide some better viewing opportunities, but either way, the event is coming in fast and we already have some serious contesters.
Scott Dixon is given a strong chance of placing first with (+400) followed by Alexander Rossi (+750) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (+800) third. Marco Andretti, priced forth, has won the pole position for himself by a small fraction. Yet, edging out two-time NTT IndyCar Series winner Dixon may prove a difficult feat.
Dixon is now making a very strong claim for the title as he placed within top six in the last five races, and this may be what guarantees him yet another victory on Sunday.
Odds to Win 2020 Indy 500
Scott Dixon Continues to Post Top Marks
Scott Dixon (+400) is a touted name in the motorsports world and while his track record is impressive, Dixon has one ultimate goal – securing a victory in Indianapolis 500. It has been 12 years since he last won the race and he will be pushing hard for the win.
Even though a lot of hope is put on Marco Andretti (+850), Dixon seems to be a little more obsessed with the event than most drivers. He has certainly been preparing well for the event, consistently good results. He is once again averaging 223 miles per hour for good measure.
Winning a second victory has become a bit of a fix idea, as there are only 20 drivers in the motorsports history who have won two events. Dixon opened with three consecutive victories this season, wowing the audiences and reaffirming his status as one of the best drivers. He is also the first driver in modern history to win three consecutive events.
Great Odds on Andretti and a Victory in Mind
Marco Andretti may not be his grandfather, the legendary Mario, but he is a talented racer who doesn’t deserve the sometimes withering criticism on occasion to be more like his old man’s dad. Winning the Indy 500 pole, though, has restored faith in him, as he was the first Andretti to win the title in 33 years.
Yes, in case you have missed it, the Andretti go back three generations of racers in fact. Even though criticism has been going Marco’s way, one driver to show support was Dixon. He lost the qualifying round with 0.017 miles per hour, but he still was man enough to say that if there was one driver who deserved the title (more than he did) that was Andretti and he would root for him.